Canada's National Association

Committed to developing highly trained reflexologists
since 1976

Courses Offered by Reflexology Association of Canada

Interested in one of the Certification courses offered by RAC? Want to locate a teacher near you? If the information that you require is not on this page, please contact our Professional Certification and Training office.

PCT Office:
Linda Hughan, Education Coordinator
Toll free: 1-888-379-2111
Phone: 902-542-2719
Fax: 902-542-3159
Email: [email protected]

(Please note that all our courses are in-class training only. We do not offer correspondence courses.)

Reflexology Association of Canada offers a variety of training:

Foot Reflexology Certification Course

This 110 hour comprehensive training course leads to certification. It includes 35 hours of classroom instruction, 15 hours of home study, and 60 hours of independent practical training. The 35 hours of classroom instruction includes: basic anatomy and physiology, health conditions, the study of the reflex points, foot assessment, health form documentation and hands-on application. The 15 hours of home study complement your classroom learning with various exercises that prepare you for the final examinations. Each student must perform a minimum of 60 hours of independent practical training. Documentation in the form of health records will be covered in class. These 60 hours of independent practical training can be practised on a combination of people so the student may experience various health and foot conditions in their clients. A written and practical examination must be passed before certification is awarded. A student has one year from the in-class portion of their training to complete the practical exam and 3 months to complete their written exam and work book.

Course, exam and new membership fees are $895.00, plus all applicable taxes, effective September 1, 2022

Course fees include a Foot Reflexology student manual and home study workbook.

Hand Reflexology Certification Courses

RAC offers this dynamic training program in conjunction with Beryl Crane of the Crane School of Reflexology (UK).

The practice and art of hand reflexology goes back ninety years. However, the acu-points of hand acupressure have been used for thousands of years and are a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. These vital acu-points, together with the zone and reflex work of Dr. William H. Fitzgerald (the modern day authority on hand reflexology) and the RAC Methodology become a powerful therapy.

The importance of hands is reflected in the large area of nerve pathways that occupy the brain. The aim of hand reflexology is to stimulate reflexes and acu-points precisely by applying pressure and palpation to specific points. Many of these areas respond by increasing localized circulation and nerve impulses, rapidly spreading electrical activity from one reflex to another and to the central nervous System (CNS). The CNS responds by sending out a response impulse to organs, glands and muscles providing a natural and healing way of restoring balance to the whole body.

Hand Reflexology is an important adjunct to foot and ear reflexology. A hand session is performed on both hands and is approximately 45-60 minutes. A hand session is not only calming but it is a powerful tool that may be used on its own or in combination with an ear or foot reflexology session.

Our comprehensive Hand Reflexology Certification Course consists of 14 hours of classroom instruction and 30 documented case histories. A written and a practical examination must be passed before the student is awarded certification. The student has 6 months to complete the certification examinations. The classroom instruction includes the history and theory of hand reflexology, location and conditions, hand/nail observations and analysis, application and documentation.

Course Pre-requisite: This course is open to anyone who has completed 35 hours of theory from the RAC foot course or an equivalent from another RAC approved school. Documentation is required. Current membership in the Reflexology Association of Canada is necessary in order to complete the course.

Course and exam fees are $410 (plus GST or HST.)

Course fees include the Hand Reflexology Student Manual, large RAC Hand Chart and the Beryl Crane Acu-point Hand Chart.

Ear Reflexology Certification Course

In cooperation with Beryl Crane of the Crane School of Reflexology (UK) RAC offers this innovative training program.

Within the ear there exist rich nerve innervations and multiple connections with the central nervous system. Every part of the body has an auricular correspondence (similar to the theory of foot reflexology.) When the body loses its homeostasis, its corresponding point on the ear becomes painful or an irregularity is apparent. These signs of imbalance are not evident in a healthy person.

The ear is viewed as an inverted fetus with the head lying near the lower lobe and the hands and feet towards the upper rim with the body in between. There are hundreds of acupoints on the ear. Due to the safety and simplicity of this therapy, the World Health Organization standardized 90 of these points in 1982. At the International Council of Reflexologist biannual conference in 1999, Ear Reflexology was at the forefront in information as it is gaining in popularity around the world.

Ear Reflexology is a wonderful adjunct and natural progression for the Foot Reflexology practitioner. An ear session is very soothing and can be used on its own or at the beginning or end of a Foot Reflexology session. An ear session is 15 - 30 minutes and both ears are worked on at the same time using gentle palpation. Using Ear and Foot Reflexology together can be a profound and powerful combination for your clients.

Our innovative Ear Reflexology Certification Course consists of 12 hours of classroom instruction and 30 case histories. A written and practical examination must be passed before the student is awarded certification. The student has 6 months to complete the certification examinations. The classroom instruction includes the history of Ear Reflexology and Auricular Therapy, auricular anatomy, auricular points - location and conditions, auricular inspection, and practical application and documentation.

Course Pre-requisite: This course is open to anyone who has completed 35 hours of theory from the RAC foot course or an equivalent from another RAC approved school. Documentation is required. Current membership in the Reflexology Association of Canada is necessary in order to complete the course.

Course and exam fees are $410 (plus GST or HST.)

Course fees include the Ear Reflexology student manual, Chinese ear model and large ear chart.

Advanced Modules

This program offers 12 Advanced Modules of Reflexology and Pathology. This program offers in-depth training in pathology - the medical classification system of disease and organ malfunction.

The 12 modules include:
  1. Gastro-Intestinal system
  2. Cardiovascular system
  3. Muscular-skeletal system
  4. Endocrine system
  5. Reproductive system
  6. Nervous system
  7. Immune system
  8. Wikler Foot Assessment
  9. Respiratory system
  10. Special senses
  11. Urinary system
  12. The Hand
Each Module consists of a Module booklet and an open book exam.

Each Module includes the following:
  • an explanation of the anatomy and physiology of the organ system covered
  • an explanation of the medical terminology involved in that system
  • an explanation of the pathology associated with that system, in alphabetical order
  • a conclusion addressing how Reflexology affects that organ system.
Each Module booklet includes a complete set of notes, an alphabetical reference for the pathologies involved, typical medical treatment of the pathologies, illustrations and a reference index.

Module booklets ($10 each) and module exams ($15 each) can be ordered from head office.

Note: This course is NOT diagnostic, but educational. It is designed to bridge the informational gap between western medical pathology and Reflexology, enabling the Reflexologist to better communicate with physicians and other health care professionals and to enhance their understanding of the nature of the medical condition from which their clients may suffer.



Teacher Training

For information on teacher training, please contact:
Linda Hughan, Education Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

Refresher Courses

Has it been a while since your certification? Have you interrupted your practice and would now like to return to it? Did you begin, and then not finish your course? You might want to take the refresher course, and treat your clientelle with the latest skills and techniques!

The following are for those who would like to review the Foot program for reasons apart from the extension request (extension request audits are a standard fee of $370.):

• Review of the full course as a refresher for those who have already passed all exams = $370.

• Review of the full course as a refresher (within three years of completion of their original course) for those who have already passed all exams = $370.

• Review of the full course a second time within a year of taking their original course due to failure of an exam or aid in retaking exams = $50.

• One day of course training to refresh for examination purposes or for retaking a failed exam =$85, with $75 to teacher and $10 to RAC.

• For ½ day for same purpose = $65, with $55 to teacher and $10 to RAC.

• For one day of course training for additional help due to language difficulties or learning challenges =$85, with $75 to Teacher and $10 to RAC.

• For ½ day training for same purposes = $65, with $55 to Teacher and $10 to RAC.

• For those who took their course but did not complete the examination process and where three years have elapsed = the full course fee is applicable of $485. (Also see pending lapsed member policy to be approved.)

Additional Fees:

To access any category all membership fees must be current. Fees will include GST/HST where applicable. Exam fees are an extra cost. Workbook and Manuals are a additional cost.




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